You can make a difference!

Did you know that only 25% of Indigenous students in very remote areas are at the minimum reading standard, compared to 90% of non-Indigenous students? We are set to change the stats, but we need your help!

Our vision is equity for opportunity in remote communities across Australia, by lifting literacy levels and instilling a lifelong love of reading. We do this through our three core programs: Book Supply, Book Buzz and Community Literacy Projects. Our Book Supply program has delivered more than 200,000 new books to over 250 communities nationally, and in 2017 we aim to gift another 65,000 books!

The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally, and raise much-needed funds for remote communities. Schools, workplaces, book clubs and all kinds of organisations can host one. The idea is to swap a favourite book in exchange for another, for a gold coin donation.

Last year, we raised over $160,000, and this year we hope to raise $200,000 to gift 20,000 new books to remote Indigenous communities.

We hope that you will register for Indigenous Literacy Day - Wednesday 6 September, and be part of the national event. Other great times to hold a Great Book Swap are during NAIDOC week, National Reconciliation Week, Children's Book Week, or National Literacy and Numeracy Week.

“The Great Book Swap is a win-win. Not only does it help raise money to improve literacy levels in remote communities, but the excitement and fun…helps improve literacy levels in your community or organisation…”

Andy Griffiths, ILF Ambassador

CAAC Keenan and Fiona Nov 2016 (2)

 

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